Idle hands make one poor,
but diligent hands bring riches.(A)

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23 There is profit in all hard work,
but endless talk[a] leads only to poverty.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. 14:23 Lit but word of lips

20 Precious treasure and oil are in the dwelling of a wise person,
but a fool consumes them.[a](A)

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Footnotes

  1. 21:20 Lit it

22 A greedy one[a] is in a hurry for wealth;
he doesn’t know that poverty will come to him.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. 28:22 Lit A man with an evil eye

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